March 23,24,25 2018 Kids for Kids Hockey Tournament KINGSTON, ONTARIO


TOURNAMENT RULES updated: Oct 2017

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  1. a) Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA), rules and regulations will apply.
    1b) Ontario Women's Hockey Association (OWHA), rules and regulations will apply.
  2. Body Checking / Body Contact:
    There will be NO BODY CHECKING during this tournament. Body contact will be permitted. This is a 'Fun Tournament'
  3. Appeals of any kind must be submitted in writing along with $150.00 cash to the Tournament Convener (or designate) within ONE hour of the finish of the game to which the appeal or protest applies. Notification of "potential" of appeal must be made to by phone or fax within 15 minutes of the finish of the game, to the tournament convener. If the appeal is upheld then appeal fees will be refunded.
  4. Team managers must:
    • Two hours prior to the start of their first game, register with tournament headquarters (Invista Centre)
    • Report to the arena tournament office one hour prior to the start of each game.
    • Register a phone number with tournament headquarters, through which they can be reached at all times during the tournament.
  5. Each team must be prepared to start each game up to 10 minutes early if the ice time permits.
  6. Each team will consist of a minimum of nine players and at least one goalie, and not exceed 19 players. If a team with only 9 skaters, has a player injured or suspended during the tournament, it will be permitted to carry on.
  7. Only players registered for the first game will be eligible to play the remainder of the tournament (exceptions will be made if the team has only one goal tender and that individual is unable to play. (Normal affiliation rules will apply). A replacement goalie MUST be marked as an AP on the Team's Official League Roster Sheet or Card from the Head Office of the OMHA, ODHMA, etc., may also be from a lower age division at the same playing level, eg. Rep A Novice to Rep A Atom or Rep B Peewee to Rep B Bantam or House A Peewee to House A Bantam.
  8. Players can play on only one team in the tournament. (Except in the case of an injured goalie).
  9. Over-aged players, a maximum of two (2) per team will be accepted Providing the player)s) is registered on the Team's Original League Roster Sheet from the Head Office of the OMHA, ODMHA, etc. This sheet or card MUST be signed by the League Registrar with a contact phone number and MUST be signed by the Home Association President with a contact phone number. There MUST be three (3) original game sheets from league play in three (3) different months during the season showing this player(s). The player(s) must be clearly identified on the game sheet.
  10. All decisions made by the tournament executive shall be final and without appeal.
  11. Dressing rooms shall be assigned to the team manager upon registration for each game.
  12. All games will consist of (3) 10 minute stop time periods. Regular Round Robin Games will be curfewed at 50 minutes.
    1. Note: At 45 minutes into the 50 minute time allotment, if there is more than 2 minutes of game time on clock, the timekeeper is to switch from stop time and run 5 minutes of straight time. The only exception is if the mercy rule is in place, and straight time has already been initiated.
  13. Teams will be awarded points in the following manner: 2 points for a win. 1 point for a tie, 1 point for each period won, and ½ point for each period tied. Maximum of 5 points between both teams per game.
  14. Teams in each pool with the most points (maximum 15) will advance to the next round. If teams are tied, ties will be broken as follows:
    1. Refer to the game played between the teams - the team that won the game will be awarded first place. If still tied.
    2. For two or more teams tied, formula Goals for (GF) divided by Goals for + Goals against (GF+GA) will be used to break ties. If still tied
    3. The team with the least penalty minutes will be awarded first place. If still tied
    4. The Team with the least goals against will be awarded first place. If still tied
    5. Refer to the game played between the two teams. The Team that scored the first goal will be awarded first place. If still tied
    6. In the event that two teams are still tied, then a coin toss will determine first place.
  15. Home team for championship games will be the team with the most points.
  16. Mercy rule - when a team is ahead by FIVE goals, the clock will run straight time. IF goals margin drops below 5 then revert back to Stop Time.
  17. "Quarter Final, Semi Final and Championship Games"

    At the end of regulation time, tied "Championship and Semi Final and Quarter Final" games will be played in the following manner to determine a winner:

    ONLY the players on the ice at the end of Regulation Time will be allowed to participate in the shootout.

    The referee(s) will direct the players on the ice at the end of regulation play to line up at the centre ice line, one behind the other, with each team facing the opposition goalie. The Referee(s) will go to the coaches and be Handed the Team Shooting Order for the players on the ice. The first shooters from each team will take their opportunity simultaneously, then shooters two, three, four, and five. If required, the order of Shooters will be repeated. The first team to gain a shootout advantage will be declared the Winner.

    If a team is short­handed at the end of regulation time, their shooters will rotate in this manner, 1,2,3,4, then 1,2,3,4.

  18. Teams must be prepared to start the game three minutes after the zamboni leaves the ice! The 3 minutes is to include time for opening handshakes. We ask that teams limit goalie warm up to one puck.
  19. REFEREES decisions are FINAL
  20. Coaches Responsibilities. Coaches will be responsible for the actions of the players both on and off the ice. Foul or offensive language, rough play in the rink or any damage to the facilities will not be tolerated. Offenders will be subject to game suspensions and/or ejection from the tournament. Note: The reference to facilities also includes the hotels, motels and other facilities co-operating with the Kids for Kids tournament.
  21. Tournament Format: The Tournament Convener reserves the right to change the format of the tournament should it be deemed necessary.

Rule Modification for the Kids for Kids Hockey Tournament

Past experience in the operation of the Kids for Kids Hockey Tournament and in keeping with the consequence of a team having advanced to the finals but is unable to participate because of an inability to ice a team, the Kids for Kids Tournament Committee has made the following rule change.

"In the event that a team cannot ice a team for a game beyond the round-robin play the Tournament Committee will review the standings and choose the next logical team to advance. At the quarter-final or semi-final stage of the Tournament the next logical team to advance will be the team that lost to the team that is unable to advance."  

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